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Mental Health Assistant 1 ARRMC (Behavioral Health Unit)

Req #: 14000
Entity: Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
Location: Medford, OR
Department: Behavioral Health Unit
Shift: 3rd Shift - Nights
Union Position: No
FTE: 0.900000
Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $20.53 - $0.00 depending on qualifications

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Mental Health Assistant 1 ARRMC (Behavioral Health Unit)

As a Mental Health Assistant 1 for the BHU and/or PCU at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, you will have the opportunity to earn the following shift differentials:

  • $1.27 extra per hour for hours worked between 3:00pm-11:00pm
  • $2.15 extra per hour for hours worked between 11:00pm-7:00am
  • $1.10 extra per hour for hours worked on weekend shifts

Why Asante

Asante is more than a great hospital system in an amazing location. We are a community of passionate providers and service-focused caregivers who collaborate to deliver amazing patient outcomes; a place where titles don't matter as much as your creativity, drive, and passion. Our culture, values and people create an environment of sustained medical excellence.

The Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center is the only inpatient facility of its kind serving a nine-county region in Southern Oregon and Northern California and advances Asante's vision to significantly improve the patient experience for people facing a mental health crisis. That vision included adopting a trauma-informed approach to mental health care called The Sanctuary Model, as well as creating a resiliency support program called Team CARE Response for employees. The unit was recently expanded to accommodate more inpatients and offers 24 rooms, each with a garden view. In addition, renovations were made to the Psychiatric Care Unit (PCU) housed in the Emergency Department that offers additional psychiatric beds.

Position Summary

The Mental Health Assistant-1 for Asante assists in maintaining, restoring, and promoting patient's health through the application of psychiatric-mental health nursing principles as directed by a registered nurse (RN).

As a Mental Health Assistant for the BHU/PCU at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Utilize the Nursing Process to identify and resolve problems within the scope of practice including functioning within the nursing process by collecting data, making observations, and reporting conditions/changes to the RN based on symptoms, psychosocial, and age specific needs; providing input into the multidisciplinary treatment plans for patients and implements care based on these plans; documenting patient's response to nursing care and significant events consistent with established charting standards; and assisting in facilitating psychoeducational and recreational groups.
  • Demonstrate professional accountability in Clinical Practice such as demonstrating excellence in clinical practice through proactive, self-directive behavior using creative thinking skills; striving to improve practice through participation in educational activities, staff meetings, and unit activities; functioning as a positive role model and utilizing the expertise of colleagues to maintain a cohesive work team; using established lines of communication for problems and interpersonal conflict management; and providing input for development of unit goals, objectives and incorporates them into clinical practice.
  • Anticipate and respond effectively to critical/emergent situations such as intervening in critical and/or life threatening situations effectively and coordinating resources for an effective response; following protocols in emergent situations per hospital policy/procedures; promoting and maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment by monitoring the unit environment and communicating effectively with team members; and participating in debriefing post emergency situations per policy/procedure.


  • CNA2: Acute Care Certified by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) required upon start
  • BLS: Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider certified through the American Heart Association (AHA) required upon start
  • NCPT: Nationally Certified Psychiatric Technician, preferred

What We Offer for Full and Part-time Positions

  • Competitive starting wage
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, and wellness
  • Excellent retirement package with up to 6% employer contribution
  • Generous Earned Time Off
  • Tuition reimbursement after one year of service

What We Offer Our Flexible Workforce (Per diem/On-call)

  • Competitive starting wage
  • An additional 15% on top of the base hourly rate (if not an employee already in a benefited position)
  • Benefit option available through the Asante Flexible Workforce plan
  • Excellent retirement package with up to a 6% employer contribution

About Asante and Southern Oregon

Asante is a local, community owned and governed, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive health care services to more than 550,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. It includes Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners throughout the Rogue Valley, and additional health care partnerships. Virtually all medical specialties and services are represented within an organization dedicated to providing exceptional care. With over 5,000 employees, Asante's entities offer outstanding opportunities for career advancement and professional growth. At Asante your work positively impacts your family, friends, neighbors and the community. Experience the difference in how you work, how you live and how you connect.

At Asante we are defined by our values - traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:

Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service - Teamwork

Asante is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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